MMA Down Under

UFC 257 - Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier Breakdown

January 23, 2021 John Rashidi and Nazim Khaja Episode 3
MMA Down Under
UFC 257 - Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier Breakdown
Chapters
MMA Down Under
UFC 257 - Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier Breakdown
Jan 23, 2021 Episode 3
John Rashidi and Nazim Khaja

On this epidisode of MMA Down Under, John and Nazim discuss the main event of  UFC 257 Conor Mcgregor vs Dusin Poirier. They also breakdown the co main even Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler. TJ Dillashaw's is also talked about in the lead up to his return from suspension.

Leave a review on your listening platform of choice and any feedback on how the guys can improve or new segments.

Show Notes Transcript

On this epidisode of MMA Down Under, John and Nazim discuss the main event of  UFC 257 Conor Mcgregor vs Dusin Poirier. They also breakdown the co main even Dan Hooker vs Michael Chandler. TJ Dillashaw's is also talked about in the lead up to his return from suspension.

Leave a review on your listening platform of choice and any feedback on how the guys can improve or new segments.

 Episode: UFC 257 - Conor Mcgregor vs Dustin Poirier Breakdown - Transcript Hey guys, welcome to episode 3 of MMA down under Im an ass and do what you want with my car has John and today were going to break down the count of Dustin fight at UFC 257 the current event who confesses Chandler. I never got to talk a little bit about the facts that we look forward to in that send Todd and Im going to finish it off by discussing the ivt return of TJ Dillashaw. Run for Bap-Geon. Im looking so forward to, vs. Dustin at UFC 257 has been trying all the 20/20 since he wasnt able to continue fighting after beating Donald Cerrone at you see 246 Utica Avenue montaigne. Ive heard that youve been staying active in the gym and hes training camp out. He was really good in Iceland in Portugal and hes been following a strict routine. I think that one of us, hes falling a very strict routine. Hes going to be in the best mindset, which is something he locked in the hub you fart but something he had very well in the Donald Cerrone about his coach coach Kevin I mention how has been cutting weight gradually over the course of the training camp instead of counting a little bit and a whole heap right at the end of his Camp I think is going to come into this fight feeling less to play. What do you reckon? Ye my opinion 155, is the best color weve seen we also dont have Turnip a pain that we have the one win against Eddie Alvarez, which you could argue is best corner the way he dismantled him. But we also have the lost it could be which do you have its moments in itself. He had some good moments at the beginning but in particular and that that stood around which a lot of people thought he want against. Khabib 155. Lets do power come to light but he also has to stay disciplined and keep his died in check. He did predict a 60-second Nokia against Dustin he So he obviously believes that his pal translates. Well in this division the 170 fights he had against I guess Nate Diaz and cowboy what we sow Cowboy what happened to him? But thats why I think 1:55, is the best gun in these also talked about having aspirations at 1:55 kind of doing the run like you did at 1:45 cleaning cleaning out the division. Maybe thats Judah. Khabib possibly not being there and he doesnt feel as threatened and he sees good matchups for himself like a chi-o Tony or even Charles aloe vera. So what do you think going condo in general? I definitely agree with you about where you said 150 5.0 is much more. I reckon is kind of Wednesdays fart. Hes left hand will be the main contributing factor if he wins. It doesnt seem like a lot of paper Dustin has a rate of 72 in and kaname has 74 in but 155, very well-managed. Distance and how about shop Vision when looking for an opening and I think that hes reached his vision and speed these three elements tie up very well together at 1:55, but maybe not to Dustin. What what are you talking about him coming into this fart sound. Dustin you could argue that the kind of hipster argument that this fight is arguably his biggest fight now, I know you had to fight against khabib and obviously those for the championship in Winning against khabib would have made him by the Undisputed Champion 155. But obviously I just have this feeling that if he wins this it just puts him on another level that maybe he wouldnt have got if he beat khabib. I mean, hes coming against these Corner that everyone thinks is renewed. I see online. Absolutely. No one giving Dustin LaChance believing that going to be the same thing 62nd North Dakota predicted everyone saying yeah. Sun looks good, but he gets head and stuff like that. But I think the first 90 seconds in an old Dustin Poirier fight of the most important 90 seconds for him. He has a lot of when you go to and look through his flights yet. A lot of nervous energy you shorten the hookah fight started off really well in that first round and then you see it in the gate e v h, put it put it on them in the first one or two rounds but especially the first 90 seconds. And the naughty seconds is very important. Its what led to him getting knocked out against corner. He loves he does get hit too often. And he also does this little reset after every exchange where I think a lot of fans also picked up on these worried fixes his shorts. Are there any like he caught us to reset his mind on what what hes going to throw next. But yeah, just that first 90 seconds. If he doesnt think about how Im going to get knocked out or you know, its playing on the back of his mind. I think two three minutes into the fight and then as the flag goes on. The majority of a could be won by Dustin. What do you think? I think since I lost five dozens come a long way. I think hes a better boxer now and definitely more crafty than the last time we saw in 2013 and 14. Im about to go to mention something important that I picked up on and I might be wrong here, but I do think Dustin got a bit unlucky in that first fight that happened in Vegas Rent strike in the head is that above it is permissible strikes do not include the Mohawk area on the top of the hes off until the crown of the head. Now, the crown of the head is found where the head begins to cook a striped that touches that he is generally acceptable but strikes on a principal in the nape of the neck area open to the top of the hes not join. If you go re-watch the first fight just music no sound just what that first one just before he got dropped. He got hit to the back of the head with that first El bocon at 3. Now the reason why the nape of the neck up until the top of the hes are illegal to strike is because thats where the cerebellum is located and its function is to coordinate voluntary movement muscle movement and summertime pasta and balance. Do I think it was intentional by Kana to do that? Absolutely not you would even say after when Dustin Falls, actually uses his right hand to cover the name of the neck area and strawberry punch where it is actually legal. I think at the same time Dustins or could have head movement might have been the unfortunate mistake causing that loss but ever since then doesnt have have more contest then, but Im not at all convinced. It will be enough to get the win. Something not a lot of people realize is that ever since that lost Dutchman gets rocked in almost every fine. Hes defense isnt the best for example in his most recent win with Dan vogelbach. Turn the episode 255 significance trac75 Rams eating two more strikes than he dished out and that tells me that he needs to take shots in order in order to be able to give shots back. Just what do you reckon about that? I think your baby being a little bit too harsh on on Dustin after the Conor fight. It was his last fight at 1:45. He went up to 1:55 in his first fight at 1:55. I was actually against Diego Fajardo whos number 10 Reich, which is thats the flight that stands the test of time because the head is coming off you beat me but its always sleep in his last fight, but Ill let me ask you something. Everyone talks about Tonys 12 in a row record before hes lost a gaethje, right? Thats what he bragged about two could be. Dustin after the Kona flight had a 10in to record his two losses were against Michael Johnson and obviously have someone ask you this question 10 into Dustin or 12 or notoriety who are the best Drake Eric and Tony have the better strike cuz he didnt lose but at the same time I reckon Boston for the hotter opponents. So exactly thats what people dont talk about. They see the 12 an attorney for the tenant to Dustin was its so under-the-radar. He fought such high-level opponents from Anthony Pettis. He knocked out Justin gaethje. beat Max Holloway witch sometimes doesnt get remembered enough. Let me see the den hookah fight. So I think Dustin is being overlooked a lot in this fight. We coming up. I think the most important thing for him would be trying to survive the first round I think, is come going to come in very guns blazing in that verse 62:9 him seconds. So Dustin has to be wary of that you have agreed on that I think, is going to come in very ferocious at the beginning and also missed be very mindful of that. But let me ask you this. Are you able to give us an official prediction for the spot John? A prediction for this one. I think my heart is saying Dustin. But my mind is saying, I think the coronavirus showing 2020s probably going to return here. Thats why I think its going to be very hot for Dustin this position that first round. Like I said, what about you? I would very much like for Dustin to win this and if he does all the best to him, but on paper it looks like Ermas going to get this one. I mean he this app is MMA record 22 wins for losses in UFC that 10 wins and two losses, since you see 178, has have six wings with two losses in his entire career. Hes had one rematch, which he won against Nate Diaz versus losses in his MMA career by means of submission. Do I see Dustin being kind of eye submission? Im sorry, but the last couple times Boston win by submission wearing 2017 and 2012 Altima The Ultimate Fighter finale and when you beat Anthony Pettis at Fight Night 120, so I know I dont see Dust In The Wind by submission. If I picked the fight. I can see Connor winning this in the first round by TKA. Yeah, well, Im also another point is Dustin needs to make this an MMA fight not a stand-up fight. I think the success that Nate Diaz had in that first fight with Ghana. He made it into an MMA fight, especially after that first round. It was but a grappling on the on the cage and thats whats really important for us as I saw Dan hottie talkin about this as well as yet that then he was home at how a stand-up war with Connor usually doesnt go too well for the other person. So this needs to be an MMA fight needs to throw in takedown throwing maybe a grappling on the cage some clinches. Augustine has talked about this how hes not going to stop going for Guillotines when he tries to die when people try to take him down kind of like what we want that could be fly where he gave up positions just to go for a guillotine, which was kind of tied on to be in an interview. He did say hes going to keep doing those even though people constantly said to stop doing that. So I think you through tough one tough want to call Laura people have caught a winning this but 3rd, Rock Counter Dustin just yet. All right, quick fire questions. Thats true or false. Its better for 155 division that Dustin Woods true. Okay, will rain fire Fest Manteca. Thats a tough one. Im going to go Falls. Okay. How about this one? Nate Diaz fights at 1:55 this year. true Okay. Carnival win the title in his next fight after this person fight over right way if its not already for the lightweight by the time this comes out. True, I think so. or at least one Max Holloway fights at 1:55 to see 15050 lets do this Max Holloway rematches Dustin Poirier at 1:55 this year not 91-55. No, I dont see you coming up the 155 really awesome twice. I feel like if he loses to Kelvin Cato Cato, I think he comes up the one the one lost will send it back so much because that getting the path back to a rematch with volkanovski on his romance crazy how it will go through this down select name of the tree in the mid-thirties, but Max is having his late 20s crazy so different. Mikes body 155 true or false this year false I just think theres a possibility that he comes up if he does lose it 1:45 this year and if it doesnt if he doesnt then and if he looks good, I think that there has to be an argument for him to go back in rematch volkanovski because the second one was so close and a lot of people actually had in Winnie. Okay, so Im moving on from the true or false quickfire rounds. We have the co-main Dan, hookah and Michael Chandler, this is Michael Jacksons first fight in the UFC after signing his contract from Bellator. Thats what are your thoughts on this fight? Well John, I thought this one was a bit of a hard one, but after some research, Im leaning more towards God and hookah, and Ill just mention this could not a lot of people know much about then work our hes only coming to On The Lights since the rise of out of Sonia but the guy who has been in the UFC for my 7 years since June of 2014 and no offense to Bellator you have some of the best mixed martial artist ever like Juan Archuleta Lima and beta do you see its just a whole nother level when compared UFCs like the MMA MMA equivalent of Harvard This Is the End Attrition wear your ring with the real dogs. Youre not he fighting tips for better pay but youre here to fight the best to be the best. Thats what you see is well known for were having World classified as now dance be knocked out one sim isnt white and red tree which was in the UFC if Michael Channel doesnt knock him out in the first or second round dance counts drug Michael into deep Waters until the end of the third RAM and get a decision between Channel doesnt get them knocked out in the first or the second second round. He needs to switch off his game plan and take the battle down to the ground for the remainder of the fight because the ground is wet down hookah is most vulnerable 84% of 84% of dance significant strikes come from standing up stand up and 11% and only a small amount of 5% come from the ground that tells me that Dan is not comfortable on the ground. We saw that when he fought play some North back in 2016 the kids younger than than with a shorter reach through the heart was almost getting out box in the first round by then, but he switched it up and stop and shut case. Hes wrestling skills, and Dan did not look happy that he managed to survive but in the end not to get to get the unanimous decision when she had very little defense in the ground. Not at Saint Michael Chandler. I want to bring forward my NCAA division 1 wrestling against dance Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Yeah, Michael Chandler in 2009. He was in the NCAA championships the lobster Gregor Gillespie. Whos the guy that Kevin Lee? Actually, I think one thing that I kind of have a problem with Dan hooker is that Hes which one of the best camps in all of MMA City. Kickboxing. I was going to say city cop boxing but he kind of gets away from the game plan too much these guys at City kickboxing. They got an audit you and they know where your weakest where they can exploit that was going to say in the first Maxson of okra notified adesanya and basically all his fights. And I think they give Dan a blueprint on how to beat someone. But went dancon impose his will in the first couple rounds he tends to just go and just rely on as hot and he does have a very big heart and he does put in a lot of effort and all that. He does get hit a bit. So its going to be interesting to see how he approaches is when he did actually talked about how he fought the quite terribly against Dustin. I one of the interviews recently I Michael Chandler has good cardio thing is voice loss was baby against Patricia, Frey and Bellator against people, but you know, Patricia is one of the best fighters in all of them. I may he could easily jump to UFCU become a world champion there. So I think just Dan has to kind of stick to the game plan. He gets a little bit too reckless in there and just tends to kind of wing it and rely on. Is intangibles which kind of actually made him famous against Edson Barboza when he was taking a bit of a beating there a lot of body shots and eventually succumb to the Bob body shots on the punch the body but yeah, thats my thoughts on that so far to my next point. I think its Dan gets the win against Michael Channel. He will call at Nate Diaz recently. Hes expressed that that is a far as you would really like on a birthday scene Ariel recently said that this is dance best opportunity to collect, because he has to respond but I truly believe that he might call at night. Ive heard that you say is currently in talks with Nate for return in 2021. So dont be surprised if you see that Finance later to see if theyre both kind of similar wearing the same. Theyre both have that dog in them. The animal kingdom in the birth control for 5 minutes straight without stopping. So I personally myself would very much like to see that fight and we know that if I could potentially fight for the belt later on to see but yeah, everything going next topic whites will look forward to Tucson the diss on that topic today. We did see people coming from Bellator form a chance coming from Bellator to UFC someone like Eddie Alvarez who it is first flight did lose to cowboy Cerrone and his stock didnt really drop when we saw with Ben askren OC had to fight with Lola and then The Knockout to knockout loss to Mansfield. Oh I have a feeling way if this is a 3 round kind of. roll type of fight and Michael Chandler loses in a competitive contest. I dont think its stock drops that much. I think he people respect him and why does respect him and also hell get the respect of the fans to where the want to see him against kind of like a Justin gaethje. Obviously if he makes it a more wrestling Central top of five texts and down then does and Dannys go the hangman for a reason though. He he will get you in a guillotine and he does it kind of grind it out type of win. Obviously, youll be good for him. Like Chandler will post them for that but dont be surprised if you see Michael Chandler loss and his stock still kind of relatively High to where the UFC wants to put him in at main event titled but mad at Main Event fight. Sorry. All right, so Im going on to the next topic. What are some flights on the Restless by Kathy looking forward to What you want me to go first, if you want to go here you go. First. Im looking forward to it is thats right across versus almonds are looking at me because Im a huge supporter of Nusrat as he is of Arkansas and just like myself. The fight will be the last part of the prelims in the lightweight division nusret style of fighting is kickboxing for this at 3 tonight to start working install is free-style wrestling and more time. Turns out twice. June with coach for as a hobby who also happens to Bee Gees. Please head coach now both of these photos of an almost-identical reach out with a 72 inch ass and start working on with the reach of 72.5. So no, not much difference the But Nusrat can hit strong but tends to shy away from fighting on the ground. Hes not very good at defending takedowns start working on Hughes for three times in the UFC with the winning rate of 66.66% And this right here is for double whats a routine has fought in the UFC but also with the winning right of 66.66% Nexus 5 all the more interesting for me, I reckon this will be by far the hardest fight in his entire MMA tree. I think thats what is going to come in and try and knock those are working out but sour candy is very quick and explosive. You can very easily use his head movement and drive from Eminem take down while masraxa left arm is still extended from the strike attempt just like a store in the Islam. Makhachev are things are working is going to be a bit strapped in terms of prediction. Im not too confident. Hell miss white has lost three times once once One spot United States citizen and wants my knock out now. So looking is 115 * 5 * by submission five times by unanimous decision and 5 * pi Kali. Aarti. Khullar. Sorry, if I was to take a wild guess Ill probably say sorry. Can we win this by unanimous decision passing Gravity John? The rest of the fight counters into red hot in my opinion but there is a man that he bought shoes fighting. I believe the first fight on the main card against Marina Rodriguez. She did have to win in 2020. She did have a very good one actually against Mackenzie doing in 2019 whos also stepping it up of each of the Brazilian women. Look out for them in 2021. Shes very well-rounded Monday boss man. Also sneaky hot if he loves me. Yeah, shes cute. Yeah, she is. So I think Amanda he bought his want to watch on this fight card. They had like I said, its not very stuck. There is Julianna Pena. She has dropped down to the preliminaries and also Khalil Rountree is also want to watch ESO a final topic for this episode were going to talk about the return of TJ Dillashaw has his suspension ended I got no idea. I think he wants to return fighting in March, so Ill try probably Yeah, I was reading somewhere that Dana said intensive is returned. Ill have to talk to him about it and see what he wants just a little bit surprising the fact that hes coming off a suspension and they kind of want his opinion on who we should fight next. If Im TJ, and from what I see from TJ, I think hell definitely want to try to show up straight away. Maybe some people in the 135 division like Cory sandhagen of a bit to say about that. But yeah, thats what I think of his return. What about you just yesterday? I watched an interview if hes with Brett okamoto, and he made a good point. He was basically saying that TV on big Jose Aldo for the belt who was Owen to in the division at the time and that he isnt the Undisputed Champion now, he didnt say that. Ian isnt a good fire. He actually went on to say that hes really good and well-rounded and that the division the division is a great decision, but theres no champion in that division right now and hes ready to come back and get his belt back. I think I think by the end of the year TJ will probably become the UFC bantamweight champion after time after beating. But trust me myself. I would first like to see him fight Jose Aldo and then go fart. What title is he wins initially? I wanted to lash out to fight. Aljamain Sterling, but that fight has already been made schedule for UFC 25094. I would like to see her to Alden fight TJ first, but lets also not forget about Cory sandhagen. He did have a little slip-up against aljamain, but he did come back in Nokia polymerize and then if you win a fight for the title, ultimately just depends on what the UFC kind of wants to do with him and if they do come to him and ask him, you know, Do you want to talk to flights right off the bat? He looks up that. cigars thats it for this episode. Make sure to call me in on what you guys like didnt like about it may give us five stars. Please really helps us grow up and at the moment, were not quite sure if we should name the podcast MMA down under or straight off the bat. He asked me phone bill or what you reckon. I would very much appreciate. Thanks for tuning in. I will see you guys next time piece.